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ERIC Number: ED399576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 42
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Six Thinking Hats: Argumentativeness and Response to Thinking Model.
Carl, Walter John, III
A study presents a perceptual model of thinking called the "Six Thinking Hats" and argumentativeness as a predictor of response to the model. The "Six Thinking Hats" model creates six artificial contexts for thinking, corresponding to the primary thought modes of objective, subjective, critical, and creative thinking, within a comprehensive framework that allows the thinker to direct attention to the desired thinking mode. Argumentativeness is conceptualized as a generally stable trait which predisposes the individual in communication situations to advocate positions on controversial issues and to refute the positions which other people take on these issues. Subjects, 31 students at Rochester Institute of Technology in a graduate school management class, were trained to use the"Six Thinking Hats" model and completed survey instruments. Argumentativeness was not found to be a useful predictor of response to the "Six Thinking Hats" model for the individual thought modes, but broaches intriguing questions for future study within the fields of thinking and communication. (Contains 11 references and 3 notes. Appendixes present a detailed description of the introduction, training, thinking exercise, and surveys associated with the Six Thinking Hats model; and 2 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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